Monday, June 23, 2014

Why Is Crime Being Justified?

I've never understood why marijuana is illegal, yet promoting it isn't.  I mean, if it's illegal, you would think that promotion of illegal activities would be just as illegal as the the illegal products themselves. When marijuana is illegal, the last thing that I want to see is a t-shirt or poster or whatever, encouraging people to get high.  It just doesn't make any sense.  I even see people wearing jewelry of the marijuana plant.  What makes this ok?

TV shows are another thing that I just don't get now days.  Most shows on TV now days are raunchy. There is always somebody that's on the "good" side doing something illegal.  At least that's what it seems like to me.

When the TV series Dexter came out, it was popular.  I mean, really popular.  For the life of me, I just can't figure out why.  Here we have a guy who has an obsession.  What's that obsession?  Murder.  I mean he just can't stop murdering people.  If he doesn't murder someone every so often, he's going to go out of his mind.  Oh, but wait, he's not a bad murderer...he's a good murderer.  As if there really is a difference.  You see, Dexter doesn't just kill random people.  Who does he kill?  Other murderers.  That's right.  Dexter works for a police station.  He has access to things that most people don't.  He hides evidence from his colleagues so that they can't find the murderers that they are trying to find.  He makes it so that only he can find them.   He goes out and finds murderers and kills them so that they can't kill again.  He "takes out the trash" so to speak.

Regardless, murder is murder no matter how you look at it.  Whether or not your killing some random person or just killing other murderers.  It's still murder.  I think that the problem is that we twist the story in a way that makes him look good.  We feel sorry for Dexter because he's got an obsession to kill that he can't control, yet we make him out to be a hero because he's killing other murderers so that they can't kill again.  I think that people overlook the bad in Dexter because all they see is that he's doing something good in this world by "making it a safer place to live".  The simple fact is that Dexter is nothing more than a murderer himself.  He's just as guilty as the people that he kills.  It amazes me that people thought that this show was something good to watch.  People thought that this show was so good that it lasted 8 seasons.

Breaking Bad is very similar.  The shows producers make you feel sorry for the guy because he has terminal cancer.  He is in a desperate situation trying to make enough money for his family so that when he dies, they won't be left high and dry.  What's wrong with that, right?  Problem is that in order to make this money, he starts cooking meth.  Oh, but wait.  He's high school chemistry teacher so he can cook a "clean" type of meth.  Not that "dirty" type most meth dealers make.  It's "safer"!  Yeah right.  Come on.  Are you serious?  Meth is meth no mater how you look at it.  It's all bad.  There is no cleaner or safer version than the next.  Why we watch this garbage is beyond me.  Why do we make criminals out to be heroes?  Breaking Bad was so popular it lasted for 5 seasons.

No matter how you look at it, illegal is illegal.  I just don't understand why we make criminals out to be heroes and why we promote illegal drug activity.  It just makes no sense to me and it should be illegal to do so.

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